- My Rating: C (average)
Hainle Vineyards (Organic) Riesling 2003, 12.5% ABV – 750ml, (Peachland, BC, Canada)
(Note: Hainle is North America’s first ever ice wine producer)
on the back of the bottle:
“Gold medal Grand Cru-Long Beach, CA, Gold medal, Grand Rapids International Wine Competition, MI,
Our Riesling was made with grapes grown in some of the best -suited vineyard sites, in Lakeview Heights, Penticton, and our own, organically managed Peachland location. Citrus, apricot and mineral aromas are followed by crisp, spicy flavours. This wine is a versatile match with all kinds of seafood, chicken, Midterranean, and Asian cuisine.”
- Style: (white wine) Riesling
- Taste Profile:
- Where I got it : Liquor Depot Hastings
- How much: $36 (after 5% off), January 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to white wine aficionados: can’t say; I don’t like it but you might
Visual: Wow this wine is over a decade old and it is STILL available for sale via their website. If wines are good, don’t they sell out…? Anyhow, cracking open a bottle of anything over a decade old is quite exciting. Pours clear light lemon yellow as you might expect.
Nose: Red apple juice on the nose, not much else
Attack: incoming acidity, 8/10-sourness
Mid-palate: predominantly sour/tangy green apple, hints of stone fruit
Finish: sour/mild-tart, off-dry puckery acidic finish.
Summary: Big bold fruity green apple up front but I don’t appreciate the sour/puckeriness of the mid to finish. Just average for me, not something I would drink again, recommend, or give a gold medal to.